Athena update July 6, 2014

As of July 6th, 2014 Athena had added stops to pick Bicknell’s Thrush in New Hampshire, swung through Maine to see Atlantic Puffins, Black Guillemots, Razorbills, Arctic & Roseate Terns.

Atlantic Puffin in Maine

Atlantic Puffin in Maine

Then headed south to add Mississippi Kites in Mississippi (appropriately enough)!

Mississippi Kite digiscoped along the Gulf Coast.

adult Mississippi Kite digiscoped along the Gulf Coast.

All of these birds were seen with the great assistance of Leica Birding Team member, Tom Johnson. This brings Athena’s yearly total to 456 species, still 42 species ahead of Travis’ historic 2013 pace. We will hear more details from Tom & Athena’s adventures soon. Stay tuned!